Enriching Lives Through Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American Dancing
Dances We Teach
Dance Kingdom specialises in Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American dancing. Although there are many dances to learn, the favourite and most popular Standard Ballroom are the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep, Latin American dances such as the Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive, and sequence dances in these styles (called New Vogue). We teach the International style, so once you learn with us, you can dance anyone in the world with confidence (and style!). Check below to learn more about each dance.
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Tango is a Standard Ballroom dance that branched away from its Argentine roots. With passionate and rhythmical music, the Tango is danced with the knees flexed and very close to your partner. The New Vogue Tango’s, such as the Tangoette, La Bomba and Tango Terrific, are very popular social dances, and a great introduction to this beautiful dance style. (Click on the photo to watch the Tango)
Samba is a lively rhythmical dance with Brazilian roots. Most steps are danced with a downward bouncing or dropping action, created by the bending and straightening of the knees, and it has a distinctive hip action that differs from the Cha Cha Cha and the Rumba. Many Samba figures have a distinctive ¾, ¼ 1 rhythm which is felt in the music. (Click on the photo to watch the Samba)
Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Cha is a dance of Cuban origin known for its fast foot action, cheeky moves and sexy hip action. The basic foot patter of one, two, Cha Cha Cha developed due to the strong percussive music, and the signature “triple step” is a key part of the dance. A super fun dance for all ages, it’s a favourite at Dance Kingdom! (Click on the photo to watch the Cha Cha Cha)
Jive is a happy, energetic and bobby dance involving lifting of the knees and rocking of hips. With origins in America, is has similarities to the Jitterbug, Swing, and Lindy Hop and is the fastest of the Latin American dances. (Click on the photo to watch the Jive)
Slow Foxtrot is a beautiful, flowing and smooth dance using big band and slow Jazz rhythms as you glide along the floor. This is the dance to master if you want to call yourself a Ballroom dancer. It's filled with controlled and silky smooth steps and turns in close contact with our partner at all times. (Click on the photo to watch the Slow Foxtrot)
Quickstep is a lighthearted member of the Standard Ballroom dances, and its movement is fast and powerfully flowing, sprinkled with syncopations. The dance is made up of walks, chasses and locks, and the upbeat music that Quickstep is danced to make it a popular social and competitive dance. (Click on the photo to watch the Quickstep)
Rumba is the slowest of the Latin American rhythms and is known as the ‘dance of love’. For that reason it is a popular wedding dance, and is a firm favourite for beginners and advanced dancers alike. It has a sensual rhythm and the rhythmical expression of Rumba music is danced through the hip actions. (Click on the photo to watch the Rumba)
New Vogue is sequence dancing in Ballroom and Latin American. As every dancer learns the same sequence, its popular in social dancing as you can get up and dance New Vogue with anyone, anywhere. Most popular dances are the Tangoette, Carousel and Evening 3 Step. (Click on the photo to watch the Tangoette)
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When you learn to ballroom dance with us you can either choose a dance that you have always wanted to learn (or improve) - and we will teach you that one dance. However, if you are new to Ballroom, or if you simply want to 'learn to dance' let us guide you through our Ballroom dance syllabus. Learning this way - you will confidently dance to different music and be a more versatile dancer.